Bolivia. Santa Cruz. Tropical heat and humidity. Wandering around possibly the largest and craziest market I have ever seen. Thousands of Bolivians, a few mennonites and 1 gringo. Woman selling mirrors wanders past. Reflection catches my eye. One shot from the hip.


16 thoughts on “Self portrait in Bolivia

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  1. Brian Miller 9 years ago

    What strikes me about this image is that it is not readily apparent that the reflection in the mirror is the photographer. Fun little catch, Flemming.

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 9 years ago

      Yes, it’s quite quirky in that I’m shooting from the hip (which is about eye level of everyone else in Bolivia!)

  2. Greg Munyard 9 years ago

    Love it, mate! The rewards you get for being prepared …

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 9 years ago

      Cheers mate, yes it’s possibly to stack the odds in one’s favor by anticipating and being prepared! “If you see the shot, you’re too late, you missed it” 🙂

  3. Cathy 9 years ago

    Great instincts Flemming! You must have been so pleased when you saw that this worked.

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 9 years ago

      Thanks Cathy, I had almost forgot about this image till I went through them. Quite lucky it worked out.

  4. True North Mark 9 years ago

    Youdaman mate! Cool shot indeed!

    Reminds me of a shot I got quite by surprise when I had the ‘ghost of Fletch’ in the reflection of the True North heli perspex…kinda cool when things like that appear in images!

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 9 years ago

      Thanks buddy. This was on purpose though, catching my own reflection, but quite lucky that it worked.

  5. Charlene 9 years ago

    Wow! Great image standalone, you being in it (without a camera to your face to boot), makes it even better. Great stuff amigo, i’m in awe of your reflexes 🙂

  6. Stephen Williams 9 years ago

    haha, very cool. in my “i need to be asleep” mode it ashamedly took me a while to work out the self portrait part…. :-/ haha. great concept and well executed! 🙂

  7. Christian Fletcher 9 years ago

    well spotted.